Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

At Repsol we have an internal screening tool to assess any potential overlaps of our facilities with protected areas. The input data were provided by the Proteus consortium with UNEP-WCMC[1] where we obtained the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), which is used in our tool as yet another criterion throughout the entire life cycle of our projects.

We also put into practice the IPIECA[2] and IOGP[3]. The framework quantifies biodiversity risk (species and habitats) and the risk to ecosystem services, and these are added to the business case at each facility.

Our facilities located in areas adjacent to protected areas and/or areas with high biodiversity value are as follows:

 

Bolivia Adjacent to an IUCN Cat. area.
Ecuador 34% of Block 16 and 100% of the Tivacuno Block are in IUCN Cat. II.
Perú 93% of Block 57 is in a Key Biodiversity Area, and 15% in IUCN Cat. VI.

Although there are some overlaps in the state's concession areas (blocks), our facilities do not overlap any areas protected by the IUCN or any international conventions. Even so, due to the considerable biodiversity at these three locations, as we have been reporting in recent years we are implementing a biodiversity action plan at each facility to prevent, minimize and restore our impacts.

  1. United Nations Environment Program’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
  2. The Global Oil & Gas Industry Association for Environmental and Social Issues.
  3. The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers.